The Geography of Transport Systems
FOURTH EDITION
Jean-Paul Rodrigue (2017), New York: Routledge, 440 pages.
ISBN 978-1138669574
Location Analysis
Author: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Under Construction
Characteristics of the economic activity.
Factors behind the suitability of a site.
Alternative locations.
Listing of the location requirements of a firm. Identification of the location factors of a region. Cross-verification of the location factors of the firm and the region. Assumption that firms wish to maximize their profit by selecting an appropriate location.
Although distance-based and mechanistic location analysis tools can be subject to criticism as they do not capture well, if at all, social and political aspects, still they offer an approach which readily implementable.